Mathematics

This year, the Mathematics department organized numerous activities for the students. In the beginning of this academic year, a workshop on ‘Mathematical Modeling’ was conducted by Prof. Vivek  Monteiro. Our ex-student, Mr. Sagar Kolte, who has a PhD from TIFR and is currently holding the post of Assistant Vice President at Credit Suisse, delivered a lecture on ‘Sperner’s Lemma and its Applications’. In the even semester, a series of guest lectures were organized; Prof. Akshay Rane from ICT, Mumbai talked about ‘Approximate Solutions of Operator Equations’, Prof. Ananth Hariharan from IIT gave an enriching talk on ‘Foundation in Mathematics, Topics in Linear Algebra, Real Analysis’ and Mr. Sripad Kulkarni delivered an eye-opening talk on the ‘Scope of Mathematics’.

The Mathematics Department also organized an inter-collegiate seminar in which teams from different colleges conducted presentations on various mathematical topics. We received a response that exceeded our expectations, A total of 23 teams registered for this event out of which 15 were outstation college teams. Also all teams gave very good presentations. Prof. Felix Almeida , Former head of the mathematics department of our college and Prof. Selby Jose from University of Mumbai judged these presentations. The five best presentations were awarded with cash prizes. 

The Mathematics Association of Xavier’s presented another edition of annual Mathematics magazine ‘The Proof’. This issue contains informative articles from different branches of Mathematics varying from the History of Mathematics to Graph Theory. Students from all three years of  B.Sc. Mathematics and other subjects contributed to the articles of this magazine.

The third year students also attended the Khandala Seminar accompanied by Ms. Simi Cyriac and Mr. Rahul Katkam.

Our enthusiastic First Year students participated in multiple inter-collegiate festivals hosted by other colleges and fared well.  Mr. Yannick  Furtado and Mr. Alexander Vattakkattu, who participated in inter college maths fest organised at  'K.E.S.  Shroff College'  on 12th Feb 2019  stood First in the 'Logical reasoning Quiz' event. Our students also participated in the maths fest ‘Numero Uno’ held between 4th October to 6th October at HR college. There were 5 events in which our students Sayak Mallick, Hamza Ajmer, Riyank Arora, Alexander Vattakatu secured the 3rd place. Also winners of all events participated in one common event  'Master Numero', in which Mr. Sayak Mallick , Mr. Hamza Ajmeri bagged the First Prize.

Two of our students Ms. Neha Goregaonkar (SYBSc) and Ms. Shanea Sebastein (TYBSc) were selected for the MTTS (Mathematics Training and Talent Search) Program.Many of our students participated in Madhava Mathematics Competition, a national level competition conducted by HBCSE under the aegis of the National Board of Higher Mathematics.   

Our teaching staff also actively participated in many activities. Ms. Meenal Kolkar was invited as a resource person for Annual Maths Fest of Khalsa College. She judged the inter collegiate seminar and poster competition. She also served as a judge at the ‘Power Point Presentation Competition in Mathematics’ held at Patkar College. Dr. Ashok Bingi presented a research paper at an international conference on ‘Recent Trends in Mathematics’ held at Belgavi. He attended a two week refresher course in Mathematics held at Dayanand Science College, Latur.  Mr. Rahul Katkam and Ms. Jincy George participated in the Faculty Development Program held at IISER Pune. The topic of this workshop was ‘Climate Across the Curriculum’. Prof. Sandhya Gupte was invited as a resource person for ‘Senior Grade Teacher Training Programme’. Ms. Simi Cyriac conducted SCS (Scientific Communication Skills) course for the Second Year Mathematics students.

Additionally, the Mathematics Department offered remedial coaching as an initiative for the department-centric Social Involvement Programme. Mr. Rahul Katkam coordinated this activity.

Finally, it gives us immense pleasure to announce the promotion of Ms. Meenal Kolkar to the post of Associate Professor. 

 

Ms. Meenal Kolkar

Head, Department of Mathematics

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